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RearViz Ambassador Reaches AUS After Two Year Ride Around The World

RearViz Ambassador Reaches AUS After Two Year Ride Around The World

UK cyclist Josiah Skeats has just landed in Darwin celebrating two years on his bike as he cycles from the top to the bottom of Australia.

After spending the last two years riding around the world on his bicycle, UK cyclist Josiah Skeats reached his 33rd country on Thursday as he touched down in Australia to begin his outback experience.

Riding over 32,000 kilometres, Skeats will continue his journey after he touches down in Darwin on the 14th of September, travelling through the outback from the top to the bottom of Australia.

Cycling from France to Turkey, Myamar, Vietnam, Singapore & much more this young cyclist says even he first thought the idea of cycling around the world was far-fetched.

“When I cycled from my front door, I thought I could probably reach Istanbul. I never considered the far-fetched possibility of Australia that is now just around the corner,” he said.

Josiah Skeats World Cycling Map

Skeats swapped the aeroplane seat for his bike seat when he touched down in Darwin on the 14th of September ready to cycle down the middle of Australia.

“I plan to cycle from Darwin to Adelaide to Sydney, and then north up the East Coast,” he said.

Cycling through busy roads across Europe and Asia for the last two years, Skeats said he is always conscious of safety when travelling through dangerous roads.

“The most dangerous aspect has been cycling on the crazy Asian roads which is why I'm so glad to have a RearViz Mirror to give me a clear view of what’s coming up behind me,” he said.

Josiah has been a brand ambassador for Gold Coast start-up company RearViz International Pty Ltd. since before he started his world tour back in 2015 and has been cycling with the arm-mounted RearViz Mirror ever since.

Josiah Skeats wearing RearViz Mirror

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(Josiah wearing RearViz Sports Mirror)

With a passion for cycling safety Skeats has been spreading the word for this patented Aussie invention comparing the arm-mounted mirror to having eyes on the back of his head.

“I feel safer when I use the RearViz mirror. Using it is like having eyes in the back of your head, and that superhuman ability is phenomenally comforting when cars are careering around you,” he said.

With cycling safety becoming a controversial issue in countries around the world, the importance of cycling mirrors these days is vital.

Josiah even managed to snap a photo with a cyclist in Thailand he bumped into who was also wearing a RearViz Safety Mirror. 

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(Josiah in Thailand) 

From backpacking through Europe to tackling the overwhelming traffic in Vietnam Skeats experienced it all.

Referring to the traffic as the scariest part of his entire trip, Josiah said that sometimes it almost seemed like the cars were intentionally trying to kill him.

“Those metal-covered monsters roared up behind me, whizzed past me, pulled out in front of me and generally seemed, at best, completely oblivious that I was even on the road. At worst, it actually seemed like they wanted to kill me!”

Skeat’s new journey cycling across the Australian outback will soon begin.

Josiah Skeats on bike

Josiah Skeats in Bali

(Josiah in Bali, Indonesia) 

To follow Josiah on his journey through Australia check out his blogs and Facebook page below!

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Scooting With A RearViz In Singapore

Scooting With A RearViz In Singapore

I was recently given the opportunity to meet up with our newest supplier in Singapore and test out how well the RearViz Mirror works while riding an electric scooter. RearViz suppliers from Scoot Adventures Singapore Marc & Lisa Wong, took us out for a scoot around their city showing us their favorite spots to ride. Scooting more than 30km over the course of the day, we got to experience not only the scenic hot spots of the city but also the beautiful, hidden areas where Singapore locals love to eat and ride. 

Scooting with a RearViz in SingaporePhoto of Michaela from RearViz (left) and Marc and Lisa Wong (right). 

The day kicked off with a taste of the local cuisineat a busy food market where we were the only tourists to be seen. We then headed to Marc and Lisa's place where they lent us each an electric scooter to take out for the day. After only a few minutes of testing out the E-Scooters, we were soon scooting through the city in ease, without having to break a sweat! Riding E-Scooters are so much fun! Being the first time I had tried an electric scooter out, i was taken back by how easy they were to use and utilize for any activity. You only had to take a look outside in Singapore to realize this fact as almost everywhere i looked i could see at least one E-Scooter rider commuting to work or riding with their partner. 

We traveled around the city scooting passed hot spots such as The Singapore Flyer, The Marina Bay Sands, Gardens By The Bay, the beach and more. I must say I have never been in a more picturesque, architecturally-inspiring place in the world. Singapore is seriously amazing, everywhere you look.

RearViz reflection of Singapore City

Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

How well does the RearViz work for Electric Scooters?  

As this was the first time I had tested out a RearViz Mirror while riding an electric scooter, this gave me the perfect chance to see how it works. I found that strapping mine to my upper forearm and pivoting the mirror out wide was the the perfect position for me as it gave me a large, clear rearward view when i rode. Marc, Lisa and my partner Gene all wore their mirrors in slightly different positions. Lisa had hers on her wrist and Marc wore his above his elbow. So this made it clear that just like cycling with a RearViz, riders can wear the mirror anywhere they find suitable and comfortable making it adaptable to any riding style or scooter type.

Riding for almost the entire day, we all wore our RearViz Mirrors for hours on end, often forgetting it was even there. Just like cycling with a RearViz, I was able to look forward and see behind for any hazards by using my peripheral vision. This made it super easy to keep an eye out for Gene, Marc and Lisa and other cyclists or scooter riders who were passing behind me. Overall the RearViz was a winner for electric scooters! It was just as suitable to wear when scooting as it is to cycle with, never failing to give me a clear view of my surroundings when scooting through the busy city of Singapore. 

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 Electric Ikono Scooters Singapore

 A big thank you goes out to Marc and Lisa Wong for being such welcoming hosts and showing us around their beautiful city. Singapore is simply breathtaking! We are so lucky to have had the chance to experience the local riding culture first-hand with the great company of Marc and Lisa. If you're riding an electric scooter (or a bike) in Singapore and are looking for an extra set of eyes to stay aware of your surroundings when you ride then head to or check out their Facebook page. 

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What's The Best Rear View Mirror For Cyclists?

What's The Best Rear View Mirror For Cyclists?

These days, a rear view mirror is almost just as important as wearing a helmet when cycling. Whether you're commuting to work through busy traffic, riding with a group or simply having an afternoon solo ride on the weekend, having a Rear View Mirror that actually works is vital. We have tested the 4 most popular bicycle mirrors on the market to find out exactly how well each of them work. After testing the handlebar mirror, the eyeglass mirror, the handlebar mirror and the wearable RearViz Mirror on the same road conditions we have found a clear winner. Here's some snaps from our journey to let you see the results for yourselves... 

#1 The RearViz Mirror 

The RearViz Mirror is a rear view mirror that you wear on your arm with a velcro strap. The base of the mirror actually rotates 360° and pivots back and forth so you can pretty much get it into the exact position that works for you to give you the widest rearward view. If you think about it, when you ride the widest part out on your body is your arm right? So the idea behind this mounting style is that you will get the widest rearward view of what's coming up behind you when you strap the mirror to the furthest point of your body and bike. When i first tried the RearViz, to my surprise the product is really lightweight and after wearing for hours on end, I forgot it was even on my arm. Although it can take a bit of getting used to having a foreign object on your arm, once you get it into the correct position it's quite easy to see that this is by far the safest mirror on the market for cyclists. The BEST feature of this wearable design is that as the mirror is mounted directly on your arm, all of the vibration and distorted view from the road that you would usually get with other mirrors is eliminated! So no matter what rode i ride on, whether it be my city commutes or off track adventures, i can always get a really clear rearward view. 

Rear View Mirror RearViz RearViz Arm Mirror Cyclist

It has a really large, convex mirror which gives you an extremely clear view of the traffic coming up behind you. Another point of difference with this mirror is that as it is not being worn near your face or eyes and is not made of glass, if you happen to fall of your bike, the RearViz will just snap shut, protecting both you and your mirror! The thing i love about the RearViz Mirror is that you aren't restricted to mounting it on your bike (which already has enough gadgets on it!) or anywhere near your face (which is just plain annoying). Having a mirror mounted on my arm gave me a lot more freedom as within a few minutes i was simply using my peripheral vision to keep a clear eye on the cars behind me. 

Rear View Bicycle Mirror

#2 The Eye Glass Mirror 

This Eye Glass Mirror is a small rear view mirror that you can attach to your sunglasses. Its small mirror can be positioned to face the rider's desired view of the road behind them. Although at a first glance and feel this mirror appears to be lightweight and very small, the tiny mirror makes it quite difficult to get a clear rear view of what's coming up behind you. Aside from this, i believe the whole idea behind having a mirror on your helmet is flawed. Not only do you increase the risk of having glass or sharp plastic lodged into your eye or face if you fall off your bike but the annoyance of riding with an object constantly in your vision makes it difficult to get used to. To add a final comment, as the mirror is designed to be attached to sunglasses, 

The Eyeglass MirrorSunglass Mirror

NOTE! If you love your sunglasses then this mirror might not be the best choice for you... Unless you love big scratch marks on them! 

Sunglass Rear View MirrorEyelglass Rear View Mirror

#3 The Handlebar Mirror 

The Handlebar Mirror is quite self explanatory. This mirror mounts directly to the side of your handlebar so riders can get a view of what's coming up behind them. As this style has quite a wide, clear mirror when you're riding on flat ground it actually works well. However, as soon as you go over a bumpy road or gravel, it tends to shutter and shake giving you a distorted view of what's coming up behind you. Now when the sole purpose of a rear view mirror is to get a clear view of what's approaching behind your bicycle, then to have a shaky mirror that depends on the road you are traveling on kind of defeats the purpose! The other defining negative about this styled rear view mirror is the location of which it is mounted. Overall, this styled mirror is definitely a better and safer alternative to the EyeGlass or Helmet Mirror but it still doesn't work as well as you would hope. 

Handlebar rear view mirrorHandlebar bike mirror

You can either mount it to the end of your handlebar, leaving your hands with very little room to grip the bar or you can mount it to the inside of your handlebar which gives you more of a view of your hand or your self rather than the oncoming traffic behind you.

Handlebar bicycle mirrorBicycle Handebar Rear View Mirror

#4 The Helmet Mirror 

The Helmet-Mounted Mirror is another popular option that cyclists around the world use as their rear view mirror. After trying it out, I found that it was very similar to the Eye Glass Mirror as to be honest, I was not a fan. Although this mounting style is a bit more user-friendly than the eyeglass mirror because you are not restricted to wearing sunglasses every time you ride, it was still very annoying to use. I don't know about everyone else, but I'm not a fan of having something constantly bopping around the front of my face, distracting me when i ride. Maybe if cyclists rode with their head straight for the entirety of their rides without moving, this mounting style would work better. However, I found that every time i moved my head (even the slightest tilt) the mirror would move with it, which was not only distracting but made the mirror ineffective as i lost my rearward view. Don't get me wrong, i could definitely see behind me when cycling on the straight but this mirror is another restrictive piece of safety gear as again, i was forced to change the way i usually ride just to suit the mirror. Most products are designed to suit the rider, not for the rider to suit the product... Anyway, here's a few snaps we got of the Helmet Mirror to show you what it looks like and how it works. 

Helmet Rear View Bike MirrorHelmet Mounted Rear View Bicycle Mirror

Even if this mirror did work really well, the idea of having something sticking out from your helmet isn't the most attractive look. To keep the dorky look consistent with the rest of your cycling get-up you may as well tie some magpie repellent Zip Ties to your helmet! 

Helmet Cycling Mirror


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The Recipe for Safe Cycling

The Recipe for Safe Cycling

As the creators of the world’s first ever arm-mounted rear view mirror for cyclists, increasing visibility on the road is our speciality. The greater clarity and visibility everyone has on the road, the easier it is to avoid crashes and cycling accidents.

The RearViz team have come up with three safety tips that we believe all cyclists should follow if they want to ride safely.

Be Seen

When you are cycling, you are sharing the road with motorists who may or may not be aware of the safety rules and precautions that they should be following in order to keep you safe. One of the best moves you can make, then, is to ensure that your presence on the road is as glaringly obvious as possible.

First, when riding, make sure you are wearing high-visibility cycling clothing, or at least bright colours. The human eye is going to naturally notice strong yellows, oranges, and reds. These ‘safety’ colours signal caution and alertness in the human brain, which is why they are used for traffic lights and signs.

Second, utilise safety lights. Equip your bike with reflective lighting and use a flashing or blinking light to help increase your visibility in cloudy or dark conditions. Making eye contact with drivers and using hand signals will also increase your visibility to drivers. Being seen is so important, try to keep up with these safe cycling habits; no one wants to get hurt on the road.

Be Smart

Wherever you ride, make sure you ALWAYS wear a helmet that is fastened and fits well. Ensure you are up to date with the current cycling laws and regulations in your area as they are regularly changing and differ between each state. Whether changing lanes, turning or stopping, make sure you always give yourself enough time to complete the manoeuvre so road users are aware of your movements.

Be Aware

You also need to stay aware of your surroundings. This isn’t just the case on the road. Cycling off-road and on trails can be just as dangerous. You always need to be aware of what is around you and potential upcoming hazards.

To help you see, ride with high quality sunglasses to prevent sun glare from blocking your vision. The RearViz Mirror is excellent for clearly seeing what is going on around you. Placed on your arm rather than your bike, road vibrations are eliminated so you can get a clearer picture of what’s behind you and around you. An arm-mounted mirror really acts like a set of eyes behind your head – which any experienced cyclist will tell you, is exactly what you need to stay safe. Get yours today and start cycling safely!

As safe cycling experts, we were thrilled to be featured the article by NSW Compensation Lawyers to help you understand how you can better 'Protect yourself with these cycling safety tips'.

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RearViz #2 Commuter Safety Product!

RearViz #2 Commuter Safety Product!

The RearViz Mirror has just been listed as one of the top 100 bicycle commuter accessories in the world by Peace Bicycles. Almost topping the list for the Helmets & Safety category, it’s clear that the RearViz wearable bike mirror is a must-have accessory for riders. Whether you ride to work everyday or love taking the bike out for a spin on the weekends, your safety on the road should be paramount! The RearViz Mirror is combating the dangers of riding in traffic by putting a ‘middle-man’ in between you and oncoming cars so you can always see what is coming up behind your bike. Try out the product that is designed to get you home safely! Get yours today

 These are a few of our favorite accessories we found in the mix...

Bike LaneHeisel Reflective SocksBike O LightRevolights

Information & photos retrieved from Peace Biycles. 

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Meet Janet & Shaun!

Meet Janet & Shaun!

We would like to introduce you to beloved RearViz customers and tandem bike team Janet and Shaun Devlin. Our favorite husband and wife duo regularly send us photos of their RearViz mirrors on their tandem travels around the Big Bear Lake in California. Recently, we received some really unique photos of artistic wood carvings of two bears riding a tandem bike, wearing a RearViz. We just wanted to say a big thank you to Janet and Shaun for all of their awesome photos and promotion of the RearViz products on their journeys!

Read the story about how these beloved bears arrived in their garden…
“Shaun and I won our first US Cup in 2013 on our tandem in Big Bear. When we moved up to Big Bear we bought a house that unfortunately had a 60 foot pine that had been destroyed by the Bark Beetle. The tree had to come down because the City was worried it would fall on the house. One afternoon we were contemplating what to do with the stump when Shaun brought out the photo from the US Cup. He said, how about we have a local carver build us a tandem with riding bears to look like us? I was so excited! It was a great idea! So we visited two carvers. The first told us it would be 6 months before he could begin the work. The second carver immediately constructed the bike and we were very happy! It took him 2 months and over 60 hours of work to get it right! Here’s the photo he worked from. He did a great job!” – Janet Devlin


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The high rate of cycling fatalities in Australia has sparked the creation of a new invention that will improve the safety of cyclists on our roads.

RearViz is a Gold Coast based, internationally acclaimed business who have hit the cycling market with a creation that is described as ‘the next best thing to a helmet’ in cycling.

RearViz have introduced an arm-mounted rear vision mirror that allows the rider to look forward and see behind their bike for oncoming traffic and hazards.

With 14 more cycling fatalities last year than in 2000, The Australian Bicycle Council’s 2014 report indicated that ‘the safety of bicycle riders is heavily dependent on the vehicles around them’.

The RearViz arm-mounted mirror is combating this issue by giving the rider wider rearward perspectives creating virtual eyes on the back of the cyclist’s head.

Attempting to reduce the stigma between cyclists and drivers in Australia RearViz’s CEO, Lee Crane says the product is a big step for the cycling community.

“As soon as riders turn their heads to check for oncoming traffic and hazards, they take their eyes off the road. The RearViz allows cycling commuters to look forward and see behind without affecting their vision,” she said.

“We really are trying to make a difference and lower the high rate of deaths on our roads.”

The RearViz Arm Mirror

Cyclists around the world are quickly catching on to this new safety phenomenon, transitioning the product from a trendy item into absolute necessity for cyclists.

RearViz user Richard Smith says the safety accessory is perfect for peak time traffic.

“With many aggressive drivers around this mirror is a must for commuting in Sydney peak times,” he said.

The company’s versatile products are currently being sold across the globe at numerous international bike shows in the US, Europe and more.

In fact, in April earlier this year RearViz made their mark in the US at Bike Expo New York selling an average of one mirror every minute over the two day event.

The safety sensation has taken off and now even has a popular trending #rearviz hashtag on social media pages across the globe from riders showcasing photos of their RearViz mirror.

UK cyclist John Adams says the RearViz invention is a life saver.

“When I first got it I said ‘that will save my life one day’ and I still think that’s true. I feel much safer knowing everything that’s going on around me, and am enjoying my riding much more,” he said.

The RearViz is taking on the international market attempting to create a safer environment for cyclists everywhere.


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